Our award-winning AAHA and NYSVFAP accredited hospital in the beautiful Hudson Valley is searching for an Associate Veterinarian. to join our team. If you are interested in treating more than dogs and cats Otterkill Animal Hospital is perfect for your next career move – if it fits through our door, we treat it. Continue your professional growth as part of the phenomenal health care team at Otterkill. Come and be part of the Otterkill difference.
The Associate veterinarian is an integral member of the healthcare team at Otterkill Animal Hospital. Duties and responsibilities include:
Work with the managing veterinarian to establish and implement the policies which allow us to provide excellent customer service and patient care.
Responsible for all medical, surgical and dental procedures performed in the hospital.
Are involved in the evaluation of new products, the implementation of new medical procedures and equipment and the development of new business strategies.
Help to supervise the healthcare team and they must be leaders by following hospital policies and creating a positive work environment.
Supervise and work closely with the veterinary technicians to provide excellent patient care. Develop training programs and continuing education to improve their job skills.
Work with the Client Care Team to improve client communication and satisfaction.
Assist in development of and abide by protocols for computer software accessible and cooperative with the staff while maintaining an appropriate professional relationship with them.
Work to understand the financial goals of the hospital by understanding the principles of veterinary hospital economics.
Help the practice owners and management develop strategies to improve the productivity of the productivity goals for the hospital and strive to attain them.
Help develop programs to attract and retain new clients.
Communicate compassionately and effectively with clients. Present all treatment options and help clients make informed decisions based on the medical facts. Alternative treatment plans must be developed in cases with financial constraints. Always be sensitive to the emotional needs of the clients.
Be an ambassador for the hospital. Participate in community activities which involve pets and veterinary medicine.
Be active in professional organizations which promote veterinary medicine.